Heather Corley


Heather Wootton Corley is a freelance writer and mother with an active interest in new baby products and product safety. Since her daughter was born in 2001, Heather has navigated toy stores, kids clothing shops and baby products aisles in search of the perfect baby items, and now hopes to make those product decisions easier on other parents, friends and relatives of babies from birth to age four.


Heather shares her car seat expertise with new parents, helping them find the right car seat for their baby and install car seats correctly, as a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and Senior Checker with Safe Kids USA. She also trains new CPSTs as a certified Technician-Instructor. As a Safe Kids local chapter director, she brings child safety programs to her community.

Heather has written the past two editions of Consumers Digest Baby Gear Best Buys, and her advice was featured in the Adiri Ultimate Baby Bottle Guide. She has been a journalist for more than 15 years, covering everything from biotechnology to large family life.

Learn more about Heather's current and past work on her Google Plus profile: Heather Corley.


Heather has a bachelor of science degree in agricultural journalism and horticulture from Kansas State University. She is currently a graduate student at Emporia State University.

In 2005, she completed the Child Passenger Safety Technician certification course offered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide, and in 2010, she finished the mentoring process to became a Technician-Instructor.

A Word From Heather Corley

As a mother of five and aunt to ten, I've used many of today's baby products for my own family, and I understand the desire to choose useful, high-quality products and gifts for the kids you love. Whether you're looking for the perfect baby gift for a friend or browsing reviews of the best products for your newborn, infant or toddler, through this site I aim to provide practical information to help you make smart, safe and fun choices.

Join me on Pinterest for nursery ideas, safety tips, and loads of baby products cuteness! Pinterest: SoybeanQueen. I'm also sharing baby gear trends, new products, and giveaways on Instagram: HeatherCPST, and blogging about large families, adoption, homeschooling and style at This (Not So) Simple Life.

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